James Fulton Percy papers

Finding aid prepared by Jessica O'Pray
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Descriptive Summary

Title: James Fulton Percy papers
Dates: 1854-1965
Dates: bulk 1890-1946
Collection Call Number: mssPercy, James Fulton
Extent: 184 items in two boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2203
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This small collection consists of materials by and about Dr. James Fulton Percy, of Los Angeles, California.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

Administration Information

Access

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Publication Rights

The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Fulton Percy papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

On long-term loan from the Los Angeles County Medical Association, 1992.

Biographical Note

James Fulton Percy, 1864-1946, was a Los Angeles physician who specialized in cancer treatment, and the use of cauterization. Born in New Jersey, he received his medical degree at New York University, and developed the surgical instrument known as Percy cautery in 1904.

Scope and Content

This small collection consists of materials by and about Dr. James Fulton Percy. Nearly half of this collectio is comprised of offprintes of medical articles written by Dr. Percy, particularly about concer treatment using cauterization. Also included are papers and a report on cancer treatment. There is also a small amount of biographical information about Dr. Percy, including data sheets and bibliographies, as well as eulogies, obituaries and papers pertaining to the New York University alumni hall fund in his name. In addition are Dr. Percy's own comments on his 1913 visit to the Paris School of Medicine. There are also many photographs, including: portraits of Dr. Percy, photographs marked for publication by the Los Angeles County Medical Association for inclusion in its Bulletin, portraits and group portraits, and two dauguerreotypes of Dr. Percy's female ancestors. Included is an original drawing used in one of Dr. Percy's publications.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Percy, James Fulton, 1864-1946

Corporate Names

Los Angeles County Medical Association, depositor

Subjects

Cancer -- Treatment
Cautery
Medicine -- Periodicals
Physicians -- California
Surgery -- Periodicals

Genre

Dauguerreotypes
Illustrations
Letters (correspondence)
Notes
Offprints
Obituaries
Photographs


CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

James Fulton Percy papers

Folder  1

Offprints by Dr. J.F. Percy (1890-1916)

32 pieces
Folder  2

Offprints by Dr. J.F. Percy (1917-1932)

31 pieces
Folder  3

Offprints by Dr. J.F. Percy (1934-1941)

15 pieces
Folder  4

Offprints by other authors (1887-1941)

10 pieces
Folder  5

Memorial service, obituaries and NYU Alumni hall fund (1946)

19 pieces
Folder  6

Biographical information about Dr. J.F. Percy (1938-1942)

22 pieces
Folder  7

LA County Hospital Statistical report (1936-1937)

1 piece
Folder  8

End results of radium treatment of carcinoma (1930)

1 piece
Box 2

James Fulton Percy papers

Folder  1

A practical treatise on cauterization (undated)

2 pieces
Folder  2

Comments upon Dr. J.F. Percy's visit to Paris School of Medicine (1913)

2 pieces
Folder  3

Schematic cross section showing application... (1941)

1 piece
Folder  4

Photographic portraits of Dr. J.F. Percy (1940-approximately 1946)

4 pieces
Folder  5

Photographs marked for publication by LACMA (undated)

23 pieces
Folder  6

Photographic portraits of physicians, group portraits… (1911-1935)

11 pieces
Folder  7

Dauguerreotypes and snapshot of Percy women (1854-1920)

3 pieces
Folder  8

Miscellaneous (1944-1965)

7 pieces